'Courage is grace under pressure.'
Ah, the beginning.... we will get there my friends, but first, where I'm at right now, huh?! That's the place we are taught to begin with, where we are right now. So, here we go.
I'm the mom of a young gal with Type 1 diabetes. She's 7. Her name is Grace. She also goes by the name 'Gracie,' 'G-Bird,' 'The G,' 'The Bird' and our personal favorite 'G-Bird Bird, Bird is the Word' (best sung to her in a funny voice). She responds to all. She is sweet funny, kind, curious, brave, courageous and sometimes makes me laugh so hard I pee my pants. She is the 3rd girl in our family. We've 'been there, done that' in the girl-world. Not much phases me as a mom.
Until Type 1 diabetes rocked my world. Almost a year into the diagnosis, now it just shakes my world every day.
I figure this is my chance to hash it all out. Figure it out. Get better at it. Be supported by this wonderful online diabetic community. I hope to share our triumphs, our shortcomings, our good days and the days in which I wish to be on a tropical island, alone, with my 10 records I can't live without.
So, if you're up for the journey with me, let's go...